Report: El Paso County officials want info on Sheriff Maketa

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - El Paso County Officials are asking all current and former sheriff's office employees to report any information that might be relevant to allegations against Sheriff Terry Maketa.

The Gazette was the first to report Tuesday evening that the county was asking for sheriff's office employees to respond to an email, if they wanted to make a report about the sheriff.

Sheriff's Office commanders and a deputy recently filed Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaints that alleged sexual impropriety, discrimination, budget improprieties and a hostile work environment.

The allegations said that three women were given preferential treatment because they had sexual relationships with the sheriff. Maketa posted an video for sheriff's office employees over the weekend admitting he had "engaged in inappropriate behavior in the past," but added he would not step down.

The accusations, filed with the EEOC in mid-May, led county commissioners to launch an investigation. Last week they cast a unanimous no-confidence vote and asked Maketa to resign immediately. 

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